I Will Follow (film)

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I Will Follow
I Will Follow.jpg
Film poster
Directed byAva DuVernay
Produced byAva DuVernay
Denise Sexton
Howard Barish
Written byAva DuVernay
StarringSalli Richardson-Whitfield
Omari Hardwick
Beverly Todd
Michole White
Dijon Talton
Tracie Thoms
Blair Underwood
Music byKathryn Bostic
CinematographyMiguel Bunster
Edited bySpencer Averick
Release date
  • September 18, 2010 (2010-09-18) (Urbanworld Film Festival)
  • March 11, 2011 (2011-03-11)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States

I Will Follow is a 2010 American independent drama film written, produced and directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Beverly Todd, Omari Hardwick, Michole White, Dijon Talton, Royale Watkins, Damone Roberts, Tracie Thoms and Blair Underwood.


Maye (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) is a successful artist who has taken a leave from work to care for her ill aunt, Amanda (Beverly Todd). As the film begins, Maye is moving out of the home she once shared with Amanda after her death and contemplating her relationships, her career, her past and her future.


I Will Follow was shot in 11 days on location in Topanga Canyon, California, on a $50,000 budget. Its title was taken from the U2 song of the same name.[1]


I Will Follow made its world premiere in New York City at the 2010 Urbanworld Film Festival, where it won audience honors. It also played at the 2010 Chicago International Film Festival and the 2010 AFI Film Festival.[citation needed] The film had a limited release on March 11, 2011. Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film three and a half out of four stars.[2]


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  1. ^ Rickey, Carrie (October 5, 2012). "She's a Graduate of an Unusual Film School". The New York Times. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  2. ^ Ebert, Roger (March 8, 2011). "I Will Follow". RogerEbert.com. Retrieved February 4, 2018.

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